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Hornets vs Trail Blazers Picks, Predictions & Odds Tonight - NBA

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Once upon a time, the Portland Trail Blazers were nearly impossible to beat at Moda Center.  Those days seem to have vanished. The Trail Blazers are mired in a five-game home losing streak and hoping to avoid their eighth consecutive loss when the Charlotte Hornets roll into town tonight. The perpetually injured Hornets look to rebound from a 97-84 away loss to the Warriors that ended its four-game winning streak.  Who will win this non-conference NBA matchup? Join me as I dive into the NBA odds with my free NBA picks for Hornets vs. Trail Blazers on Sunday, February 25. Hornets vs Trail Blazers odds Hornets vs Trail Blazers predictions T he Charlotte Hornets will be shorthanded again tonight, but if they want to compete against the slow-grinding and equally short-handed Portland Trail Blazers , they’ll need a huge game from forward Miles Bridges . Bridges has been dynamite when he’s in the lineup — he’s usually either leading the Hornets in scoring or a close

Moreno vs Royval UFC fight night purse money: How much will they make and how will they split it?

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This highly-anticipated event in Mexico City will see former UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno take on former UFC flyweight title challenger Brandon Royval in a rematch bout. Moreno is perhaps the greatest ever Mexican-born fight er to grace the octagon and the payout will be quite substantial. He is no stranger to headlining UFC events and is reportedly set to get a base pay of $200,000 plus incentive pay of $16,000 for this rematch. This is the first time that Royval will be headlining and it could turn out to be the most profitable weekend of his career. Reportedly, Royval will receive a base pay of $100,000 plus incentive pay of $6,000. The rematch is happening this Saturday! The last time these two Moreno and Royval met, @TheAssassinBaby got the KO in the FIRST round! 👊 pic.twitter.com/1kEghdrsTQ — UFC (@ufc) February 19, 2024 Related stories MMA Moreno vs Royval UFC full card GOLF 2024 Mexico Open: Saturday tee times and pairings Last time out, Moreno lost to Alexandr

Learning to Want Again

I n 2022, as late summer turned into fall, I saw him perched on the edge of a wooden fence. The second time I spotted him, he sat at the edge of a paved path while I jogged—only to spot him again when I completed the loop of my run. The third time, I got the hint: I needed to pause and Pet this stray tuxedo cat with a perfectly circular polka dot on his chin. I eventually scooped him up, fed him, and toted him into the vet’s office, checking him in under “Stray Cat,” because he wasn’t my cat, after all. It just wasn’t the right time. Earlier, I’d retreated home to put myself back together after the end of a relationship and shared home. My Health started to falter and deadlines slowly loomed. I’d spent the better part of that year wondering if I knew myself well enough to want…anything. But escorting this cat home from the vet in his cone of shame, I let myself wonder if I wanted to keep him. My relationship to wanting is complicated. Especially as we reflect on what we want from a n

Xavi pinpoints Barcelona weakness despite 'pride' in Napoli performance

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Xavi believes Barcelona deserved to emerge victorious from their 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Champions League but confessed his side lacked the "maturity" needed to get over the line in the first leg. Barcelona took the lead in Naples on the hour mark through Robert Lewandowski but were later pegged back by Victor Osimhen with what was Napoli's only shot on target in the Game . "It is a bittersweet feeling because we had the Game in our hands," Xavi told the media after the Game . "We played well. We defended well; Napoli didn't create much, but in the moment [after taking the lead] we lacked control when we needed to dominate, show personality and be aggressive. "It's a shame. It was a good performance in general and I am proud of the image we have shown Europe. This is the Barca we want, but we lacked maturity to [manage the Game ]. "Maybe physically they were stronger than us in individual duels, but playing this way we have good chan

Alexia Putellas contract talks with Barcelona reportedly stall amid Spain call-up controversy

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Alexia Putellas’ contract renewal talks at FC Barcelona have reportedly hit a significant stumbling block after the Spanish club are said to be extremely unhappy with her accepting a call up to the Spain national team, despite suffering from an injury that has kept her out of action since November 14. The midfielder underwent keyhole surgery on her left knee back in December 2023, but problems have persisted and diagnosing a specific injury has been something of a puzzle for the medical staff at the club. However, despite not playing since last year, Alexia accepted a call up from the national team manager Montse Tomé when she announced her squad on Thursday 15 February. 📌 Ciudad del Fútbol. pic.twitter.com/BpDYGKmsCs — Selección Española Femenina de Fútbol (@SEFutbolFem) February 19, 2024 Will Alexia sign a new contract at Barcelona? While Alexia’s desire has always been to stay in Cataluña , her contract expires at the end of the current season, something that has seen her

2024 PGA Tour: Tiger Woods Returns for Genesis Invitational

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Such are the times that if the talk is on the PGA Tour, LIV Golf is mentioned in the same breath. More of it later, since the focus is on the ongoing Tour, which recently saw the conclusion of the WM Phoenix Open from February 8 to 11, where Nick Taylor snatched the crown from two-year champion Scottie Scheffler. Next up is the Genesis Invitational taking place from February 15 to 18 — and top golfer Tiger Woods will be competing. Read on for our PGA Tour live updates and a ringside view of happenings on professional golf’s biggest Tour. PGA Tour 2024: Live updates and highlights from the ground Genesis Invitational, February 15-18: What to expect The 2024 Genesis Invitational will not have its defending champion Jon Rahm teeing off at the Riviera Country Club, California, on Thursday. Instead, the PGA Tour’s live updates will be tracking the fortunes of Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, Scottie Scheffler, and of course, tournament host Tiger Woods. It was this week last year